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Thai court sentences woman with over 43 years in jail for insulting king on Facebook, YouTube
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Thai court sentences woman with over 43 years in jail for insulting king on Facebook, YouTube

The Bangkok Criminal Court found the former civil servant guilty on 29 counts of violating the country's lese majeste law for posting audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the monarchy, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said

In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches
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In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches

Thai political history is littered with army coups that have nullified the results of national elections. The last coup, in 2014, was followed by the passage of an army-drafted Constitution that has eroded democratic institutions further. The Senate, for instance, is now entirely appointed.

Thailand electorate votes in general elections after nearly five years of military rule; exiled ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra in fray
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Thailand electorate votes in general elections after nearly five years of military rule; exiled ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra in fray

Polling began on Sunday after nearly five years of military rule in Thailand where around 51 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise, South China Morning Post reported.

Detained footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi refuses voluntary extradition to Bahrain; pleads for Thailand to defend him
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Detained footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi refuses voluntary extradition to Bahrain; pleads for Thailand to defend him

Hakeem Al-Araibi, a soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing

Narendra Modi holds 'productive talks' with Thailand counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha, reviews scope of bilateral ties
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Narendra Modi holds 'productive talks' with Thailand counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha, reviews scope of bilateral ties

Narendra Modi and Prayuth Chan-ocha met in Nepalese capital Kathmandu on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. They discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between India and Thailand.

Thailand cave rescue: Discipline and courage finally win as absence of politics, gamesmanship result in 13 saved lives
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Thailand cave rescue: Discipline and courage finally win as absence of politics, gamesmanship result in 13 saved lives

Now that the rescue is over, the agony of suspense ended, the government of Thailand, its armed forces and its guts and glory divers need to be given a standing ovation for their professional conduct and their commitment shown in putting their lives on the line.

Thai activist flees Thailand after being summoned for prosecution after posting BBC article
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Thai activist flees Thailand after being summoned for prosecution after posting BBC article

The BBC article was published shortly after King Maha Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne in December 2016 following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha walks out of press conference, asks cardboard cutout to hold fort
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Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha walks out of press conference, asks cardboard cutout to hold fort

Thailand's prime minister evaded journalists' questions on Monday by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him.

Thailand's govt hits back at critics, calls referendum 'free and fair'
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Thailand's govt hits back at critics, calls referendum 'free and fair'

Responding to the slew of criticism ahead of a constitutional referendum in the country, Thai authorities on Wednesday defended the vote as "free and fair", media reported

Thailand votes on new Constitution that could dilute democracy, gives more teeth to military
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Thailand votes on new Constitution that could dilute democracy, gives more teeth to military

Thailand on Saturday voted in a referendum on a new constitution that critics say is tailor-made for the military government to stay in control for several years and entrench a new, quasi-democratic system that gives vast powers to appointed officials.

Thai ex-premier says ruling junta is pushing for 'backward democracy'
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Thai ex-premier says ruling junta is pushing for 'backward democracy'

Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has accused the ruling junta of trying to push through a new constitution designed to limit democracy

Thai army pranks nation on April Fool's: Removes Martial law, but replaces it with draconian Article 44
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Thai army pranks nation on April Fool's: Removes Martial law, but replaces it with draconian Article 44

On Wednesday, Thailand's junta lifted martial law, but then quickly replaced it with another set of draconian laws innocuously called "Article 44.

Thailand leader says mall blasts aimed at discrediting military govt
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Thailand leader says mall blasts aimed at discrediting military govt

Two small bomb explosions outside a major shopping mall in Thailand's capital were aimed at discrediting the military government, the junta leader said Monday.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck's impeachment process begins
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Ousted Thai PM Yingluck's impeachment process begins

Yingluck was removed from office in May, after a court found her guilty of abuse of power.

Thai coup leader Prayuth says 'no harm' listening to fortune-tellers
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Thai coup leader Prayuth says 'no harm' listening to fortune-tellers

Prayuth led a May coup that toppled a democratically elected government after months of mass protests that brought much of the capital Bangkok to a halt.

Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha outlines policies
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Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha outlines policies

Prayuth's 11-point plan is the latest in a series of moves by the junta to consolidate power on its own terms, starting with the May 22 coup that overthrew an elected government.

Thailand: King endorses military coup leader as new PM
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Thailand: King endorses military coup leader as new PM

Thailand's coup leader was formally endorsed as prime minister by the nation's revered king on Monday

Thailand's king endorses military leader as PM
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Thailand's king endorses military leader as PM

Prayuth, who is due to retire as the Thailand army chief in September, moved quickly to silence dissent and deployed troops to quell protests in the weeks after the coup.

Thailand's coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha chosen PM
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Thailand's coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha chosen PM

The junta has ruled out holding new elections before around October 2015, despite appeals from the United States and the European Union for a return to democracy.